Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Through The Years

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver—seemingly the perfect blend of Hollywood and Washington, Republican and Democrat—announced they were separating after 25 years of marriage. See photos of the couple through the years.

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Maria Shriver poses with then-boyfriend Arnold Schwarzenegger as he poses with his newly acquired certificate of U.S. citizenship in 1983.

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The couple's wedding day, 25 years ago: April 26, 1986.

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Schwarzenegger and Shriver pose together as he receives his star on the Walk of Fame in 1987.

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Despite rumors on the campaign trail that Schwarzenegger groped other women, the couple is all smiles as he wins the free-for-all California Governor's race on Oct. 7, 2003.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger kisses Maria Shriver just before he takes the oath of office as California's 38th governor on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento, Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. Also seen are the Schwarzenegger children from left to right Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher.

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And now he's the Governator. Schwarzenegger and Shriver kiss after he is sworn in on Nov. 17, 2003.

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Schwarzenegger and Shriver pose on the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 16, 2005.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver pose with their children Christopher, Patrick, Katherine and Christina at a pre-premiere softball game with "The Benchwarmers" at UCLA's Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on April 2, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger appears on stage with his two daughters Katherine Schwarzenegger (L) and Christina Schwarzenegger at the 20th Annual California Governor And First Lady's Conference on September 26, 2006.

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The couple celebrated as Schwarzenegger won his second term in office on Nov. 7, 2006.

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Maria Shriver, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Christina Schwarzenegger laugh during the inauguration ceremony for her husband California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger January 5, 2007 in Sacramento, California.

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Schwarzenegger Inauguration

The couple's four children—daughter Katherine, son Patrick, daughter Christina, and son Christopher—joined their parents and grandmother Eunice Kennedy Shriver onstage at Schwarzenegger's second inauguration in 2007.

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Building a Greater Los Angeles Gala

The couple received the Family Visionary Award by Habitat for Humanity on Oct. 1, 2008.

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Obama Governors

In Washington, the couple attended a dinner hosted by President Obama in Feb. 2009. Only a year earlier, Shriver famously endorsed Obama while Schwarzenegger endorsed McCain.

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Maria Shriver, center, and her daughters Christina and Katherine Schwarzenegger, left, leave Cape Cod Hospital, in Hyannis, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, after visiting her mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver who is in critical condition at the hospital.

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Katherine Schwarzenegger and her brother Patrick Schwarzenegger arrive for their mother's annual Women's Conference on October 26, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

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Obit Shriver Funeral

The couple sat stone-faced next to Shriver's brother, Timothy Shriver, at the funeral Mass for their father, R. Sargent Shriver, on Jan. 22, 2011.

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Schwarzenegger and Shriver had to start their lives over after he left office in 2011. They pose here post-State House, at the Hoop Heroes Salute launch party on Feb. 18, 2011.